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Uttarakhand: SC asks centre to consider conducting the floor test under its supervision

News Agencies | Updated on: 4 May 2016, 12:03 IST

On 3 May, the Supreme Court asked the central government to consider the possibility of conducting the Uttarakhand Assembly floor test under its supervision.

The apex court told the Attorney General that the floor test needs supervision - in view of the Rameshwar judgement - and also asked the Centre to think about it.

Meanwhile, the hearing on the Centre's plea against Uttarakhand High Court's order revoking President's rule in the state has been adjourned for 4 May.

An apex court bench had on 27 April directed the continuation of President's Rule in Uttarakhand.

Posting the matter for further hearing on 4 May, it had extended the stay on the High Court's order quashing the central rule in Uttarakhand.

The two-judge division bench, comprising of Justices Dipak Mishra and Shiva Kirti Singh, had also asked several questions to the Centre asking it to justify imposition of President's Rule.

The apex court sought to know if the Governor could have sent a message in the present manner under Article 175 (2) to conduct a floor test and if delay in the floor test can be a ground for the proclamation of President's Rule in the state.

The apex court asked if disqualification of MLAs by the Uttarakhand speaker is a relevant issue for the purpose of imposing President's Rule under Article 356 and proceedings in the Uttarakhand assembly can be taken note of by the President for imposing his rule.

The Centre had imposed President's Rule in the state on 27 March.

--ANI

First published: 4 May 2016, 12:03 IST
 
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